AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He joined the team as a walk-on prior to spring practice after transferring to Colorado from Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, Calif.).
AT SADDLEBACK COLLEGE (2007, 2008/Fr., Fr.-RS)-Lettered as a true freshman playing defensive back at Saddleback College under coach Mark McElroy.
HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, earned All-Trinity League honors and earned a spot in the Orange County All-Star Game after helping Santa Margarita Catholic High School to a 10-3 record under coach Mike Jacot. He compiled 70 tackles his senior season with five tackles for a loss and two sacks. He caused three fumbles and recovered two and had 10 pass break-ups and two interceptions. He also caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown on offense. He lettered three times at SMCHS and also earned All-Trinity League honors his junior year when he posted 50 tackles, three pass break-ups and one interception. That season, he also had two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. As a sophomore, he recorded 20 tackles in limited action on the varsity and was named the best defensive back on the junior varsity team. He also had two pass break-ups and one interception on varsity that season. He lists the biggest moments of his high school career when Santa Margarita defeated highly ranked rivals Long Beach Poly, Mater Dei and Mission Viejo all in the same season.
ACADEMICS-He is undecided on his major at Colorado but is interested in both business and communications.
PERSONAL-He was born May 27, 1988. He enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and playing video games. His father, Jim, played baseball at Long Beach State and an uncle, Pete Manarino, is the softball coach at UNLV. He was a high school teammate of current wide receiver Ryan Maxwell.